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If you have the program "tree" installed on your system and you happen to run this the command

tree

in your system, the result is something like this:

├── a
├── b
└── c
    ├── a
    ├── b
    └── c

6 directories, 0 files

I am looking for a file manager that works exactly like this, but I need to be able to use my mouse with it, just like a regular GUI file manager.

is there such program in existence?

I want to click on the file names , folder names, rather than an icon of a folder or a file.

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midnight commander - a GNU project is what you want. It is text based tree browsing with use of the mouse. You can apt-get install mc or get it from the Ubuntu Software Center. Midnight Commander GNU page

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When using arch linux I remember using Ranger. You could try that out.

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Ranger won't work with the mouse, it is Terminal only. From the question: 'but I need to be able to use my mouse with it'. Do you know of any others? –  Tom Brossman Sep 18 '13 at 15:29
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In Nautilus <3.6 (available on Ubuntu 12.04) and Nemo File Manager (the fork of Nautilus for Linux Mint) there’s a list view mode which shows a tree of both files and folders.

I have none of them, but you can find screenshots by googling “nautilus list view”, such as:

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i am looking for a completely text only concept but permits mouse to interact with it –  user193255 Sep 16 '13 at 1:38
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